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The type of hybridization involved in the metal ion of [Ni(H2O)6]2+ complex is

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d3sp2
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sp3d2
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sp3
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dsp2
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Solution

The correct option is B sp3d2
The oxidation state of Ni in [Ni(H2O)6]2+ ion is +2, and configuration 3d8.
Water is a weak field ligand so no pairing occur leaving two unpaired electron in 3d. Six vacant orbitals form sp3d2 hybridised octahedral outer orbitals complex.

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